We observed the following during Friday's afternoon practice session:
Steve Smith abused Richard Marshall often, used Marshall's aggressiveness against him. It shows how savvy Smith has become.
Ma'ake Kemoeatu had a noticeable limp, but looked fine through drills.
Julius Peppers looks about back to normal; his quickness is back and athleticism is better than everyone else on the field by heads and shoulders.
Tyler Brayton is more athletic than we first thought. He's built like Peppers, looked good in drills.
Charles Johnson looked good on pass rushing drills, showing good quickness and burst
Hilee Taylor is crazy fast -- ran right by left tackles he faced.
Kemoeatu in 11 on 11 -- getting into backfield, disrupting plays well.
Matt Moore looked good and on target.
Brett Basanez looked rusty and off-target.
Jake didn't participate in afternoon drills.
Stewart and Otah were on sidelines... Stewart going through motions in place, practicing in his head.
OL was Gross Wharton Kalil Vincent Bridges
D was Brayton Kemoeatu Lewis Peppers
Dan Connor was with the 2nd and 3rd team at MLB, looked solid and recognitions skills looked good
Allegedly Dwayne Jarret was verbally berated this morning for forgetting his routes, but ran routes crisp and make 3 nice catches in the afternoon session.
Toefield changes direction very well and fluidly for a big back.
Alex Haynes didn't look very good.
Godfrey was with the starters but stood with coaches most of the time getting instruction; He is extremely fast
Schwartz is huge, very stiff and not limber - stout at point of attack
Lloyd made several long kicks and has a very strong leg. He might force the team to do something with Kasay.
Hangartner was doing a lot of the long snapping.
Barnidge did some and wasn't as crisp, misfiring on one badly.
Brayton beat Bridges at point of attack.
Moose has not lost a step and once juked Chris Gamble out of his socks for a catch
Despite the alleged tongue-lashing, Jarrett looks like he's earning respect from his teammates, getting high fives and encouragement.
#2 made nice catch on short out pass and a double juke for a TD
Marshall got abused all day by the WRs, must be a byproduct of no tackling.
Charles Johnson blew Ruben Riley and Jeremy Bridges off the edge.
Friday mini camp observations
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